Definition of well deck in English:

well deck


  • An open space on the main deck of a ship, lying at a lower level between the forecastle and poop.

    • ‘Amphibious Assault Vehicles assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit enter USS Fort McHenry's well deck.’
    • ‘The Pearl Harbor has the same design as the Ashland, but has a shorter well deck and has much greater vehicle storage space.’
    • ‘After they boarded, Blaine and Claire climbed onto the aft well deck and slept, their energy drained from the events of the last night.’
    • ‘They were well into their cups every evening, and we could look down into the well deck where they all sat around in a circle, singing Neapolitan songs and becoming more and more boisterous.’
    • ‘They ordered the Pueblo sailors to the well deck, where they were tied up, blindfolded, and told to keep quiet.’
    • ‘Some of them were in the forward well deck and that is where the device went.’
    • ‘He fell past the boats, and toward the aft well deck.’


well deck

/ˈwel ˌdek/